and newly appointed king of God’s chosen people
when God appeared to him in a dream and said,
“What can I give you? Ask.”
His response is beautiful:
“And now here I am: GOD, my God,
you have made me, your servant,
ruler of the kingdom in place of David my father.
I’m too young for this, a mere child!
I don’t know the ropes,
hardly know the ‘ins’ and ‘outs’ of this job.
And here I am,
set down in the middle of the people you’ve chosen,
a great people—far too many to ever count.
“Here’s what I want:
Give me a God-listening heart
so I can lead your people well,
discerning the difference between good and evil.
For who on their own is capable
of leading your glorious people?”
1 Kings 3:7-9 MSG
To lead His glorious people…
indeed, who is capable?
How beautiful it is that we can lead well
when we have a God-listening heart.
A life of dependence.